Hello Paul,

Thanks for your reply - I'm amazed that anyone saw my post in the middle of 
the spam.

The "Requirements" page says that the Linux version of Android Studio was 
tested on Ubuntu 12.04.  On the upside, that is an LTS version.  On the 
downside, it was released 4 years ago and there are two more recent LTS 
versions.  It's a bit difficult to believe that Google is committed to 
Linux as a development platform if that's the best they can do.  So maybe 
we shouldn't be surprised that the download button for Studio does not work!

On a similar note, the maintainers of Android NDK have recently deprecated 
gcc in favor of Clang (which does not have a copyleft licence) and are 
switching NDK from bash to Python for scripting.  I 'm guessing that they 
want to maximize ease of use for Windows based development platforms;  
looks like Linux platform users will pay the price.

Anyway, for what it is worth, I found that the SDK Tools (but not the 
complete Studio) can be downloaded.  I have not actually tried to install 
these yet, but pass on the following notes in hopes that they may be 
helpful.  I will attempt an install over the next few days and will report 
any results; would appreciate if you or anyone who reads this and tries an 
install would also report.


Here are my notes:

The following is from:


First check this link to find out what revision number you need.


then use one of these links


I was able to download:


On Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 2:55:14 AM UTC-4, Paul Thomas wrote:
> Same problem here. Only that I am using Ubuntu 16.04.1 and before that I 
> was on Elementary OS 0.4 and my system also meets all the requirements.
> On Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 3:17:16 AM UTC+5:30, Droid Test wrote:
>> I want to install Android Studio - or at least Android SDK - on my Debian 
>> Jessie system.
>> When I go to
>> https://developer.android.com/studio/index.html
>> the button on the page says "YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM IS NOT SUPPORTED / SEE 
>> so I click on it and the requirements are:
>>    - GNOME or KDE desktop 
>>    *Tested on Ubuntu® 12.04, Precise Pangolin (64-bit distribution 
>>    capable of running 32-bit applications)*
>>    - 64-bit distribution capable of running 32-bit applications
>>    - GNU C Library (glibc) 2.11 or later
>>    - 2 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended
>>    - 2 GB of available disk space minimum,
>>    4 GB Recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and 
>>    emulator system image)
>>    - 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
>>    - For accelerated emulator: Intel® processor with support for Intel® 
>>    VT-x, Intel® EM64T (Intel® 64), and Execute Disable (XD) Bit 
>> functionality, 
>>    or AMD processor with support for AMD Virtualization™ (AMD-V™)
>> My system meets all the requirements except possibly the last, which 
>> appears  to be optional.
>> - I'm using the Gnome desktop
>> - The distro is 64 bit, and I've installed the 32 bit library packages 
>> lib32stdc++6, lib32ncurses5, lib32z1 and (from wheezy) lib32z2-1.0.
>> - 5.8 GiB of 9.6 GiB RAM is available.
>> - 643 GB of disk is available.
>> - The screen is 1920 x 1080.
>> Just to be absolutely clear, this is not a runtime or even an install 
>> problem, instead the website will not even allow me to access the tarball 
>> to download!
>> Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  The simplest answer would be a 
>> URL on google.com from which I could download the needed tarball.  
>> (There are other websites which claim to make the file available for 
>> download - but who knows what malware they contain!)
>> Jack

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